The Darley July Cup (G1) on Saturday at Newmarket will feature the return of the 2012 Al Quoz Sprint (G1) winner Ortensia, who didn’t seem to handle the softer ground of the King’s Stand Stakes (G1) at the Royal Ascot meeting. Trainer Paul Messara is confident in his mare, suggesting she seemed to have difficulties with the surroundings on the day of the King’s Stand. William Buick will ride. Read more from The Guardian.
Trainer David Marnane supplemented Wokingham winner Dandy Boy, a multiple Carnival performer, to the July Cup for owner and DRC patron Malih Al Basti.